I believe I have just read what could be the most dramatic demonstration karma imaginable.
The Hill newspaper reports the following:
South African wildlife authorities say they have recovered the remains of a man suspected of poaching rhinoceroses, one of Africa’s most endangered great beasts.
But get a load of this . . . they believe the guy was killed by an elephant and his corpse was devoured by a pride of lions.
Check out the story here.
To be brutally candid, I don’t know how I’m supposed to react to this kind of story. I have heard about how some African governments have issued shoot-on-sight orders to park personnel who witness individuals killing wildlife illegally. Given that I am a devoted wild animal lover, I have cheered those reports.
Should I feel badly for this guy’s family? I suppose so. Park officials have offered their condolences, which is appropriate.
This development, if it turns out to be true, would buttress the old commercial jingle that over the years has turned into something of a cliché: It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.